The Day of the Doctor is coming in honor of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary. What better way to relish in one of our fave fandoms than to have a Doctor Who theme week? Today we've got an all-era time travel costume wedding! Think amazing decor (including light-up centerpieces!), a chihuahua in a dress, and a mysterious Time Lord officiant coming out of the smoke! This theatrical pair KNOWS how to throw a multi-talented party.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of retro posts.
We love us some rockabilly, and we also love it when there's a chic tulle headpiece, flash tattoo decor, a squee-worthy first dance, and our own Rev. D presiding! And you'll love the traditional Polish-Slovak bridal dance that made the groom prove he will move mountains (of people!) to get to his bride.
Danger, Will Robinson! This wedding has too much retro sci-fi style to be contained! We're talking a science museum venue, guests in sci-fi gear (with matching DIY tin foil hats!), constellation cupcakes, and spooky-awesome fog! Oh, and let's not forget the famous Randy to the Rescue dress. Resistance is futile.
Let me just leave this here: Adventure Time cake, custom manga shoes, retro pin-up style, and a killer aviation museum venue. We can't even get over the CAKE! You have to see it. Plus, all the awesome group shots in the museum and the sweet kissy-face shots. And let's not forget the whispered naughty secrets during the portrait session in the comic book store!
Transformers references in the ceremony, library escort cards, LEGO mini-figs… it's like a geek's paradise up in these parts. But it's all wrapped up in meaningful rituals, EPIC fashion (check out the hats!), and a really good compromise between those who love to dance and those who love to chill. You'll want to steal these ideas, folks.
Growing up in auctions, flea markets, and antique-dealing fathers definitely left it's mark on these repurposing and recycling kids. Like they say, "old trumps new every time!" So an old-fashioned, rural retro wedding was totally in order. Just watch out for the awesome unity ceremony… it's a little dangerous, but definitely exciting.
Yarn ball centerpieces, lots of pops of color, superhero Pez dispensers, and wedding-themed comic covers — this is going to be a superhero win! Add in the awesome trolley transport, gorgeous beach setting, and retro style, and you'll be done for. Oh, and you'll never guess what happened with the reception photos! A talented guest was the last-minute save.
This pair of rockabillies wanted to go all-out with retro style: record place settings, cake centerpieces with tattoo designs, pin-up and greaser stations (for timely coifs!), and a killer band. You have to see what the groom did at the reception to surprise the bride. Let's just say it involves Elvis. Oh, and I think the groom's "cake" will appeal to some of you.
When the "something blue" in a wedding is a big blue streak in the bride's hair, you know you're in for some fun. Don't miss the custom Batman Converse, the retro fabulous bridesmaids dresses, and the zombie references. Oh, and wait until you see the cake they won in a contest! Free cake is good… free AMAZING cake is awesome.
This pair needed a very specific venue, and a trip to their favorite movie theater gave them the epiphony they needed: a wedding at the movie theater with a retro Hollywood theme! Queue the popcorn and champagne, James Bond-looking groom, victory rolled-ladies, and movie trailer ceremony preview. Just don't score them too low for the predictable ending (happily ever after, naturally).
Sometimes we see a wedding and we just know it's a classic match for Offbeat Bride in the best ways possible. That's you, Kaelen and Nathan, with your handfasting, red and teal color scheme, monster card box, funky mustache props, and sweet blue dress and shrug (that Kaelen made herself!).